Mild Steel/Stainless Steel Tube Bending Lubricants


IRMCO GEL® 980 tube-bending lubricants are clean-running, fully synthetic lubricants designed specifically for mandrel tube-bending and forming applications. IRMCO GEL 980 products are best suited for use on mild and stainless steels.

IRMCO’s 980 SERIES Usage

IRMCO GEL® 980 SERIES are extensively used in automotive OEM exhaust and emission system, suspension and structural support manufacturing – as well as general consumer, exercise equipment, medical and architectural equipment tube-bending applications.

IRMCO GEL tube-bending lubricants are designed to provide optimized lubrication for mandrel tube bending and are used as received. IRMCO GEL 980 products are typically applied through the mandrel  via pressurized applicator or may be applied manually via brush or wipe. Volume of lubricant applied to tooling/tubes can be controlled through applicator settings & controls.

IRMCO’s 980 SERIES Benefits

  • Contains no mineral oils or pigments.
  • Are highly viscous (between NLGI 0 and 00) and prevent or minimize weeping or dripping onto floors.
  • Are easily removed in aqueous cleaners in immersion, ultrasonic or spray applications.
  • Require no dilution – they are used as received.
  • Are easily waste treated in conventional systems.
  • Can often be welded through without prior removal *.
  • Are more compliant with maintaining ISO 14001 directives.

IRMCO GEL® 980 SERIES lubricants are conventionally available in pail and drum quantities. At IRMCO, our global team strives to surpass our client’s expectations and provide tangible, lasting business and environmental value. Contact us today to learn more about IRMCO GEL® 980 SERIES and our capabilities.

980 tube bending lubricant